Advanced Practice Providers Plenary

Sunday, April 26 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm |

Moderator(s): Christi DeLemos, RN, NP; Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C

This session will cover a variety of clinical topics pertinent to advanced practice providers in neurosurgery. The Plenary Session will also serve as a forum for the presentation of research within the specialty of neurosurgery submitted by advanced practice providers.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the process and value of molecular profiling in brain tumors including the ability to improve diagnostic accuracy and enable target identification. The role of target therapy as a treatment option will also be addressed.
  • Discuss topics in functional neurosurgery including the various types of movement disorders and the role of surgical intervention in their treatment. Identify the role of surgery in the treatment of epilepsy, in particular, the importance of patient selection.
  • Discuss surgical treatments for the pediatric patient with hydrocephalus and compare the outcomes in those patients treated with conventional shunting to those treated with endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
  • Discuss how the use of anticoagulants/antiplatlet medications impact patients in both emergent and non-emergent operative situations and the different available drugs used in anticoagulation and reversal agents.
  • Discuss non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and the etiology, workup/management of these patients. Discuss signs/symptoms, diagnostic studies, surgical management and neurosurgery‚Äôs role in the treatment of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

7:30 am - 7:40 am


Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C

7:41 am - 8:26 am

Pediatric Hydrocephalus - Beyond the Shunt the Role of ETV

Katie Pricola Fehnel, MD

8:27 am - 8:39 am

Question and Answer Session

8:40 am - 9:20 am

Non-aneurysmal SAH: Etiologies, Work-up and Management

Ben Waldau, MD, FAANS

9:21 am - 9:41 am

Beverage Break in Foyer

9:42 am - 10:37 am

Molecular Profiling in Brain Tumors Understanding Neuropathology: Decoding Molecular Markers and Tumor Grading

Kathy Lupica, NP

10:38 am - 11:33 am

Reversal of Anticoagulation/Antiplatelet Therapy in Neurosurgery

Ryan S. Kitagawa, MD, FAANS

11:34 am - 12:33 pm


12:34 pm - 12:42 pm

100. Gum Chewing to Expedite Return of Bowel Function After Anterior Lumbar Surgery

Alexandra Richards, DNP

12:43 pm - 12:51 pm

264. Cost Effectiveness Of Patient Selection Based On Advanced Imaging For Patient With Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Dean Barone, PhD, PA-C; Dean Barone, PhD, PA-C

12:52 pm - 1:35 pm

Patient Selection in Epilepsy Surgery

Kiarash Shahlaie, MD, PhD, FAANS

1:36 pm - 2:16 pm

Enhanced Recovery Pathways in Spine Surgery

Laura Ellen Prado, DNP, NP

2:17 pm - 2:32 pm

Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:33 pm - 3:13 pm

Neurosurgical Management of Movement Disorders

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

3:14 pm - 3:54 pm

Idopathic Intracranial Hypertension - A Neurosurgical "Pariah"

Susana L. Skukalek, DNP, NP-C

3:55 pm - 4:03 pm

102. Intra-wound Liposomal Bupivacaine in Pediatric Chiari Decompression

Melissa Ann LoPresti, MD

4:04 pm - 4:12 pm

103. Variability In Reversal Of Anti-Coagulation In Patients With Mild TBI

Christopher James Whiting

4:13 pm - 4:21 pm

104. Social Media, A Powerful Platform In Neurosurgery

Leslie Schlachter

4:22 pm - 4:30 pm

105. Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion Trials: Outcomes and Costs

Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD, FAANS